Welcome to Elf Leatherworks and Ewetopia Farm

Elf Leatherworks combines original design and rugged utility into exceptional handmade leather goods.  The  leather studio is based on a long-established organic farm on Salt Spring Island, the largest of British Columbia’s gulf islands.

The Farm

In 1979 as back-to-the-landers, we were eager to start our homesteading life.  With lots of optimism but not much cash we moved into the bus  on the undeveloped land that later became our future farm.  Hand planted pastures, orchard and gardens, carved from the Pacific Northwest underbrush, continue to be nourished from the fields, forest and stable.

We grow our own fruit, nuts, herbs and veggies.  We also raise Bluefaced Leicester & Gotland sheep for the gorgeous, silky fibre.  Wool-washing using gentle soap rather than harsh chemicals and carding and spinning are happy pastimes.  Consequently, customers love the handwoven and knitted blankets, sweaters, slippers and many other accessories.  Honey, candles and treatment-free products from the hive are also provided by our apiary.  Life here falls gracefully into step with the seasonal changes of the farm.  In these idyllic surroundings, practical leather gear is handmade from concept to finish… each piece is individual and unique.

The Leather Shop

Our projects begin with quality hides that we personally select.  There are no shortcuts or compromises.  The work takes place as it is meant to, with thoughtful care that comes from experience.  Most of all, a handmade leather item by Elf is the real deal.

Best known for exceptional high quality, attention to finishing detail and innovative custom work, handmade leather goods are available from us, Andy & Lorrie, at the Salt Spring Saturday Market from March through October.   Handmade belts, aprons, tools cases, bags and accessories are just some of the one-of-a-kind leather goods you will find at Elf.

Visit us at the market or email anytime by using the form on the contact page or elfleather@shaw.ca

Ewetopia Farm

We have Blue-faced Leicester and Gotland sheep, wool for spinning, felting and more... Learn More»

Elf Leatherworks

Elf Leatherworks designs and handcrafts rugged, dependable working gear using top quality hardware and personally selected hides. Belts, knife cases, messenger bags, wallets, strops and aprons are some of the items made for the discerning customer. Learn More»


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